This manger set is 65 years old and too precious to me to replace.
It has a place of honor on this antique dresser in our 'cozy' living room.
Two plates flank it.
One has Mary holding Baby Jesus on it.
It was a Mother's Day gift to my mother.
The other one is one I bought myself.
I love the scene that highlights one of my favorite Christmas hymns.
The plaque above is there year round.
It belonged to my parents and is part of a bigger arrangement
that is not shown here.
Tomorrow our snug house will be filled to overflowing
with my two kids and their families.
We're having a non-traditional dinner of lasagna and spaghetti
because I can fix them ahead of time.
It will be crowded and a bit crazy, but wonderful.
Merry Christmas to you all!